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Bristol Rovers 2-2 Peterborough United

Tom Nichols netted against his old club to help League One strugglers Bristol Rovers earn a draw with play-off chasers Peterborough at the Memorial Stadium.

The home side took an eighth-minute lead when Nichols found the top corner with a well-struck penalty after being brought down by Rhys Bennett following a strong solo run down the right.

Peterborough were level after 37 minutes through Ivan Toney, who latched onto a through-ball from Lee Tomlin. With Rovers appealing for offside he rounded Jack Bonham, recovering his balance to score after the goalkeeper had dived at his feet.

Just before the break Rovers went ahead again. Alex Rodman's shot was blocked, but with Posh keeper Conor O'Malley off his line, Ollie Clarke netted with a right-footed chip from outside the box.

The second half produced fewer chances, but Peterborough grabbed a deserved point in the last minute of normal time when Joe Ward ran onto a pass from fellow substitute Siriki Dembele to bury an unstoppable 30-yard shot past Bonham.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 22Partington
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 33Rodman
  • 14Lines
  • 8O Clarke
  • 7Sercombe
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forJakubiakat 72'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forJ Clarkeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 9Payne
  • 15J Clarke
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 18Osho
  • 21Smith
  • 26Matthews

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2Naismith
  • 6White
  • 16Bennett
  • 18Lafferty
  • 14Cooke
  • 30DempseySubstituted forWardat 66'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 29TomlinBooked at 56minsSubstituted forMaddisonat 66'minutes
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forDembéléat 75'minutes
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 10Dembélé
  • 11Reed
  • 15Ward
  • 19Cooper
  • 21Maddison
  • 26Stevens
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
6,851

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home3
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Peterborough United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Peterborough United 2. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Siriki Dembélé.

Attempt missed. Daniel Lafferty (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. James Clarke replaces Gavin Reilly.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Tom Nichols.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Ward replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Lee Tomlin.

Attempt saved. Daniel Lafferty (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 2, Peterborough United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Peterborough United 1.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Peterborough United 1. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Peterborough United 1. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ben White.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

goal

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5Sunderland271411248262253
6Peterborough30131074940949
7Doncaster28137851371446
8Blackpool29111083127443
9Wycombe30119104142-142
10Fleetwood30109114134739
11Coventry30116133136-539
12Southend29122153835338
13Burton29107123939037
14Scunthorpe30107133854-1637
15Accrington2899102736-936
16Walsall2998123345-1235
17Plymouth3096153852-1433
18Gillingham2995153948-932
19Shrewsbury29710123239-731
20Oxford Utd29710123746-931
21Bradford3094173651-1531
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23Bristol Rovers2978142732-529
24Wimbledon2965182245-2323
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